Date of Stay: July, 2010
We really enjoyed this park. The sites were not too close together. They were gravel, as were most of the smaller interior roads but this doesn't bother us. We chose the park because it was equal distance for our 2 families from different states to meet and spend time together. They allowed all 8 of us to stay in the RV and just pay $5/person extra over what they normally allowed on the site. We paid $27/night with a Good Sam discount, normally it's only $30. That price is without the extra people staying. We stayed at the front of the park, near the road and carpet golf. We could hear the road noise, but it wasn't too bad, not enough to bother us while sleeping! The lights were bright from the nearby tennis/Bball courts, so we didn't even bother with our awning lights. They had a nice fishing pond, and there were things to do for the kids. There is a steep, winding road that leads through the place to reach the sites back behind the lake. You have to go over a little wooden bridge. A lot of the sites back in there were very pretty, but it was close in. I'd be afraid to get our 32ft. TT into there! I think most of those sites are seasonal. If you have kids riding bikes, make sure they wear their helmet! Our daughter wrecked her bike going down the steep hill. She hit some stones and went over the handlebars and ended up with a LOT of road rash and 10 stitches in her chin. Just a stupid accident, but hope the kiddies are careful! There's a very big public boat ramp only about 2-3 miles down the road from this place, very nice with 4 ramps and lots of parking, and it's free. I think there was supposed to be WiFi here but we could not get it to connect at our site. Maybe closer to, or inside the office area it might work. We would definitely camp here again. Bathrooms are VERY clean. Decent amount of restaurants and shopping in the area. Friendly people, pretty area.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
This is a good park, especially for the fourth of July. They have an amusement park for the kids with rides, and the pool has a small water slide. Pull-thru sites are not shaded but offer a good view of the fireworks show the campground puts on. Bathrooms are usually very nice, but this trip (this was our 2nd time there), they did not stay as clean as before. Also had more noisy neighbors than in the past and had to go all the way to the main gate to find security to ask them to quiet them down. We would return to this park despite the bathrooms and noise issues.
Date of Stay: April, 2007
We stayed here 2 different nights on our way to/from visiting friends in NC. It was easy to find, and the staff seemed very friendly. The entrance is gated, but they opened the gate for us to come in after hours. We did call ahead and reserve a spot as we were driving there and we mentioned that we'd be arriving after closing time. It did seem to be set up mostly with seasonal campers, or the rentals that they have available. But, we were given a nice back-in site both times with views of the lake. Sites were gravel but of decent size. They had a nice pool (it wasn't open for the season yet)right near the lake, mini-golf, and a place with pool tables, arcade games, etc. A lot of boaters were there, they had a decent boat ramp. The camp store seemed well stocked, and our kids thought the place was nice enough that we are going to plan a trip there just to camp for a few days, rather than use it just as a stop over. Staff was VERY friendly, that makes it even nicer. Bathrooms were clean, but we did not use the showers. I would recommend it, but would also recommend calling ahead, especially if coming in after hours.
Date of Stay: September, 2006
Great place to stay, close to Paxtuxent River Navy Base. We usually stay in one loop that requires your RV to have full hook-ups because there is no bathhouse on this loop. Good sites on this loop, shady and wooded, fairly private, nice sized with fire rings and picnic tables. Bring your mosquito repellent because of proximity of woods/water, but very nice. Lots of water around you, because it's on the southern tip of MD. Gated, admission to registered campers only, so felt safer. Things to see/do, and within driving distance to other sightseeing destinations. NOT fun to get there in the dark, suggest arriving before that for ease of entry to state park itself. Once inside the campground, it's not too bad but sites are dark due to trees.